sara palin wtf moment.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Free Thinker, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. sara ,commenting on obamas speach said:

    But after this, for several minutes that we as a nation will never get back, you rambled about a bakery called the "Spudnut Shop," that doesn't want the government telling it how to operate, or something:

    Well, the spudnut shop in Richland, Washington -- it's a bakery, it's a little coffee shop that's so successful, 60-some years, generation to generation, a family-owned business not looking for government to bail them out and to make their decisions for them. It's just hard-working, patriotic Americans in this shop.

    We need more spudnut moments in America. And I wish that President Obama would understand, in that heartland of America, what it is that really results in the solutions that we need to get this economy back on the right track. It's a shop like that.

    the truth:

    "Palin's quirky invocation of the "Spudnut Shop" here in Richland Washington as an example of American "can-doism" is far more ironic than you and most of your readers likely realize.
    The fact is, the town of Richland was literally built by the federal government as a part of the Manhattan Project. All of the houses that surround the Spudnut shop were built by the Army. To this day, the only employer in Richland of any consequence is the Department of Energy and the contractors that work on DoE contracts at the Hanford site, just north of Richland. As a result, virtually all of the Spudnut shop's customers are paid by tax dollars. Those that aren't are retirees, drawing government pensions and social security.

    Were it not for government spending, the Spudnut shop would be bankrupt in a week."
  2. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    sorry, what did she say that was not accurate? a private entrepreneur that sets up a private business near government facilities to provide a service the government needs (the people need to eat, etc) is a good business move. doesnt mean the private business should be told how to run it's business simply because it's customers happen to be working for the government (in the majority).

    should we tell all business that serve any customers who work for the government that they should have no say in how they run their business, because tax dollars have indirectly been spent at their location? what kind of back-asswards thinking is this?

    please educate me on what i am missing.
  3. I think freethinker just had a wtf moment. :)